This 2-day American Heart Association ACLS Provider Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, as well as the 2019 Update to the 2018 ASA Ischemic Stroke Guidelines. ACLS teaches the importance of preventing cardiac arrest, high-performance teams, continuous high-quality CPR, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, post-cardiac arrest care, acute dysrhythmias, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).
The goal of the ACLS Provider Course is to improve outcomes for adult patients of cardiac arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies through early recognition and interventions by high-performance teams. This course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and need an ACLS card for their job.
- This course emphasizes these areas:
- Systematic approach (assessment)
- High-quality BLS
- Airway management
- Rhythm recognition
- Intravenous (IV)/intraosseous (IO) access (information only)
- Use of medications
- Transcutaneous pacing
- High-performance teams
- Prerequisites: Before coming to class students must pass the mandatory ACLS precourse self-assessment and bring a printed copy of their score report with them to class.
- Requirements to pass this course: Skill testing and written testing are required to pass this course.
- Card: After course completion criteria are met, a card valid for 2 years will be issued via email within 3-5 business days after the date of the class.
- Cost: $339